Images

Images

Paulton Hub 03

Towards staff 'pod'

Paulton Hub 02

Towards main entrance

Paulton Hub 01

Children's area

Description

Description

A double shop unit, formerly a chemist, has been converted to create a library plus meeting room and coffee bar. Prominent childrens area to attract families. Coffee bar included in response to demand expressed in recent Village Survey. Meeting room equipped with interactive whiteboard. By recruiting volunteers to support exisiting staff the opening hours have been extended to around 30 hours per week from 14 hours in the old library.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

150 m2

Floors

1

Architect

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Building contractor

Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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Interior designer

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Furniture suppliers

Design Concept

Services and facilities suppliers

Bibliotheca (formerly Intellident)

IT provision

Internet access, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 4

Seats/study places

18

Stock

5,000